So we have all heard the worldwide reports about KHalls being sold off and congregations being amalgamated etc...
Of course, JWs are being told that these actions are a sign of "just how much the work is progressing, and how Jehovah is blessing the increase and expansion!"
I can share the following from my part of the world too!
In Perth, Western Australia the following has occurred.
Three "NEW" congregations have been formed! "Yay - wonderful - praise Jehovah!"
But how did this occur? Well 2 congregations have been disbanded in a move that affects 5 local cong borders and members. The members are to be absorbed into 3 "new" congregations:, Cong A, Cong B and Cong C (already existing) All 3 congs will share the one hall.
The KHall that Cong A owned outright (which had been recently renovated with the new tv screens etc also installed) is to be sold. Of course, all those funds will NOT be going back to the bros and sis who saved long and hard for this during the 1980's! This was one of those khalls from the RBC days where the motto was "Think big and double it!" Yes, all halls then were built big enough to cater for the "huge increases" coming in!
So now they have a smaller hall that will be used to capacity. Many jws will have to travel 20-25 mins away many of which are older ones). No doubt they will soon start to request funds for a new hall in the years to come for one of those congs?